Crowns can add the luxe finishing touch to a party outfit or bridal look, as seen in Viktoria Novak’s couture wedding crown collection (above)Photo: Viktoria Novak
“Crowns are wearable every day for every occasion,” Australia’s queen of crown design, Viktoria Novak tells HELLO!. “It’s now the norm, just like shoes and handbags.”
Viktoria, who has an amazing collection of couture bridal crowns, held her runway show at New York Fashion Week, and says we’re very enthusiastic about the royal accessory. “I felt as though Americans really embraced the idea,” she says. “They loved that the crown could now be perceived as an everyday wearable accessory, rather than something that has been viewed as a fairytale fantasy.”
“They are wearable every day for every occasion,” Viktoria tells us. Here, Rihanna rocks crown headphones by Dolce & Gabbana Photo: Twitter/@rihanna
The mass migration of crowns from royal heads to the fashion world can be traced to the box office success of Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012 in which the wicked Queen, played by Charlize Theron, modeled some of the edgiest headgear in folklore. The majestic creation appeared both on the catwalks of designers like Dolce & Gabbana, and gracing the hairstyles of stars like Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne.
Designer Alon Livne White styled his models’ ballerina buns with tiny crowns for his Fall/Winter 2016 bridal runway show Photo: Getty Images
The look quickly caught on among festival goers who rocked the trend from Coachella to Womad. And now, as the premiere of the Huntsman’s Winter War looms in 2016, it is gaining street credibility.
Promising a heady confidence boost for brides and beyond, this symbol of supremacy may not help you skip to the head of the line while out shopping – but that doesn’t mean you won’t feel like you totally reign.
“What I hear most from my clients is how amazing my crowns make them feel – they feel they can conquer the world,” says Viktoria. “My advice is that when you think ‘crown’, don’t think tiara, think modern and chic. If you’re ready to take on the world – you’re ready to be crowned.”